Learning Architect, Consultant - Remote

Kindred Healthcare Remote
learning remote training design learning tools management designers instructional design materials health team project management
January 21, 2023
Kindred Healthcare
Louisville, KY

Job # 453443 Date posted 01/20/2023


Lifepoint Health is recruiting for a Learning Architect, Consultant to join our Team!


Develops, recommends, and manages some or all aspects of complex projects, for training and curriculum development, evaluation tools and analysis, and train-the-trainer in support of annual business objectives. Provides budget development/reporting and manages vendor relationships. Assists with the recruiting and hiring process and manages performance of contractors.

About Lifepoint Health:

LifePoint Health is a leader in community-based care and driven by a mission of Making Communities Healthier. Our diversified healthcare delivery network spans 29 states and includes 63 community hospital campuses, 32 rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals, and more than 170 additional sites of care across the healthcare continuum, such as acute rehabilitation units, outpatient centers and post-acute care facilities.We believe that success is achieved through talented people. We want to create places where employees want to work, with opportunities to pursue meaningful and satisfying careers that truly make a difference in communities across the country.

Essential Functions:

Design/Develop Training

  • Oversee and/or manage complex projects.

  • As a strategic partner with business owners and implementation staff, assess needs in order to develop training and implementation strategies. Plan the development of material, oversee one or more instructional designers, and report on progress for projects. This includes the design and development of training assessments and methodologies within scope of the projects.

  • Consult with cross-functional partners, stakeholders, and leadership to identify appropriate development solutions.

  • Provide advice and design support for the development of electronic surveys, and/or develop surveys based on requirements from end user. Perform analysis and reporting of survey results, as needed.

  • In collaboration with business sponsors and Implementation Services, develop training and implementation strategy, plan the development of content, supervise one or more instructional designers, and report on progress. Includes the design and development of training assessment tools and methodologies within scope of the projects.

  • Provide leadership in the planning, direction, supervision, and instructional design of learning curricula, while carefully integrating learning and motivation theory, research, and technology, where appropriate.

  • Design and develop end user materials, to include concept materials, work instructions, job aids, simulations, assessments, videos, onboarding packages, and eLearning courseware in support of annual business objectives. Follows principles of adult learning and departmental instructional design standards.

  • In collaboration with the training team, design and develop trainer materials to include, slide decks, classroom support materials, videos, and train-the-trainer packages.

  • Supports departmental implementations for new starts and acquisitions, and new or upgraded system deployments.

  • Act as coach, mentor, and advisor to less experienced instructional designers. Assists with training and orientation of instructional designers and project team members.

  • Critically review developed products (e.g., design documents, instructor / participant guides, elearning, and other instructional and performance support materials) produced by novice instructional designers for technical accuracy and instructional soundness and provide feedback.

  • Provide feedback to manager on departmental personnel accomplishments and successes with project contributions.

Project Management/Process Improvement

  • Use project management skills to work with cross-functional project teams and outside vendors to deliver projects on time and within cost. Provide reporting to management.

  • Develop project budget estimates (labor, costs, time, etc.), with ongoing monitoring of actual vs. plan, and forecasting of project expenses.

  • Research emerging learning technologies for instructional designers, trainers, and end users. Test potential or new tools for functionality or upgrades to licensed tools. When budgeted, lead project team to define business requirements for learning tools and help craft RFP/RFI documents.


  • Demonstrated experience with consulting and interacting with clients to assess client needs and maintain client relationships to drive business and individual performance.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the demonstrated ability to make successful presentations to individuals/groups at all levels within the organization.

  • Strong instructional design background with at least 6 years of practical experience

  • Working knowledge of principles of adult learning, learning styles, retention rates, and instructional design/development methodology such as SAM, ADDIE, Gagne, or Bloom's Taxonomy

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools

  • Proficiency with common instructional design tools such as Snag-It, Camtasia, Articulate suite (Storyline 360, Rise 360, and Studio 360), Captivate, Lectora, Photoshop, and other technical tools used to support training processes

  • eLearning development experience, including designing, developing, and deploying training content

  • Working knowledge of learning management systems, preferably SuccessFactors, Healthstream, and/or Skillsoft Percipio, including loading, testing, and troubleshooting courses, managing content, assigning training, and pulling reports

  • Experience testing and troubleshooting SCORM issues using SCORM Cloud and other similar applications

  • Able to deal with a large number of tasks and projects simultaneously.

  • Working knowledge of assessment, survey, and feedback methodologies and tools.

  • Capable of working independently, self-managing workload, and delivering appropriate feedback to management as required.

  • Experience with current project management best practices.

  • Demonstrated success in leading training and development projects/teams from project inception to final customer satisfaction reporting.

  • Serve as an adult learning industry "expert" resource for business sponsors, serving on, or leading work groups, task forces, etc. in support of business objectives.

  • Approximate percent of time required to travel: Less than 10


At LifePoint, our Mission of Making Communities Healthier extends to our employees. We offer an excellent total compensation package, including a competitive salary and benefits. Some of our benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, wellness program, employee resource groups, and tuition assistance. We believe that happy, healthy people have a passionate engagement with life and work and have designed our package to enhance your wellbeing.



  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Instructional Design, Training & Development, or equivalent experience. Master's degree preferred.


  • Minimum of seven years' experience in training, curriculum, and documentation design/development.

  • Minimum of three years project management experience within the training and development area.

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